Dreadbox Darkness is a digital stereo reverb effect pedal suitable for fretted instruments and synthesizers. Instead of having several switched algorithms, Darkness has a single versatile and flexible algorithm that can create from small and smooth reflections up to huge shimmering and endless reverbs. Experimenting is strongly suggested!

  • Flexible shimmer reverb with gate function
  • 32-bit @ 48kHz digital effects processor
  • Variable time scale with triangle or sample & hold modulation
  • Selectable pitch shift ±12 semitones with variable mix amount for shimmering sounds
  • Up to 30-second decay times
  • 2-pole high pass / low pass damping filter
  • Freeze function loops 150ms of the input signal
  • Versatile gate effect with variable attack and release times
  • True stereo input and output
  • Selectable tails bypass

Darkness has a simple and intuitive control panel with deeper 'left shift' and 'right shift' editing parameters easily accessed by holding down either of its soft-touch stomp switches.


ON stomp switch main function: CMOS bypass on/off

Hold down to engage 'left shift' knob functions.

HOLD stomp switch main function: loop 150ms of input signal

Hold down to engage 'right shift' knob functions.

SPREAD knob: adjust the reverb size.

MIX knob main function: set the balance between the dry signal and the effect output

Left shift alternate function: set damping filter cutoff frequency

Right shift alternate function: set gate threshold

DECAY knob main function: set effect feedback level

Left shift alternate function: set modulation depth

Right shift alternate function: set gate attack time

The MODE switch toggles between two main functions for the CONTROL knob.

Position 1: set modulation rate

Position 2: set gate release time

The CONTROL knob main function is set by the MOD switch.

MOD switch position 1: set modulation rate

MOD switch position 2: set gate release time

Left shift alternate function: set tails on or off

Right shift alternate function: set gate on or off

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